Barcelona vs Getafe La Liga LIVE Football Score 22 April 2021
Friday, 23 April
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Following a magical Copa del Rey Final win over Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona return to action for the first of eight decisive games in the race for the La Liga title against Getafe at GSOE.
Barça have a lot to thank Getafe for, after all it was their 0-0 draw against Atlético Madrid last Sunday that made the loss in El Clásico pretty much meaningless. With Atleti dropping points, Barça once again depend only on themselves to win the league: 8 victories in the remaining 8 matches and the title is theirs, regardless of what happens with everyone else.
So it doesn’t matter that Real Madrid are currently top of the table, five points ahead of Barça, or that Atlético could be eight points ahead if they win on Thursday. It doesn’t matter that Sevilla have overtaken the Blaugrana and are now in third place. The job is very simple: take care of business and you win La Liga.
It’s obvious that the reality is harder: Barça have a tricky schedule, which includes the visit of Atlético next month, and the start of that schedule isn’t easy either with Getafe coming to town. Despite a brutally underwhelming, relegation-threatened season for a team that has fought for Europe in the last few years, this is still a very tough team under José Bordalás, who is the sort of coach who knows how to frustrate teams that play football the way Barça do.
They will set up in a 4-4-2 and be physical, intense and organized for 90 minutes, and it’ll be an exercise in patience and poise for Ronald Koeman’s men. Barça had the chance to slip up in the Clásico, but they can’t drop points anymore. This league will go down to the wire and counting on other teams to fail is a bad idea.
Barcelona (3-5-2): Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann
Getafe (4-4-2): Soria; Suárez, Timor, Dakonam, Olivera; Aleñá, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Ünal, Mata